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Date added: 02/06/2015 Third Thursday Storytime
Galt Baby and Nili Yelin, the Storybook Mom, are teaming up to bring you Third Thursday Storytime!
Please join us for our next story Thurs. October 16th and every third Thursday of the month at Galt Baby located at 1915 N. Clybourn Avenue in Lincoln Park. Call 773-327-9980 to reserve a spot or for more information.
These storytimes are free, family friendly, and fun! Join us!
About The Storybook Mom:
Award-winning Nili Yelin has combined her professional theatre career with mommyhood to create The Storybook Mom.
Using an interactive, educational and highly amusing style, Ms. Yelin likes to call her story-telling, "Sit Down Stand-up." Founded on the high-minded principle that children like to see a grown-up act silly, Yelin entertains a hard-core audience of two-years olds—and their fatigued moms and dads. She delivers a full performance of the written word, even though the words are few, rhyming, and surrounded by pictures.
Raising her battle-cry, "Let storytime begin!" with intelligence and a striking imagination, Yelin captivates children and parents alike.
Along with her many weekly storytimes, Yelin regularly hosts the annual Chicago Tribune Printers Row Lit Fest Children's Stage. She story-tells for the Field Museum and their podcasts for children in association with The Crown Family Play Lab, The Shedd Aquarium, Museum of Science and Industry, and various venues around Chicago and the suburbs. Yelin has expressed the lofty goal of having "every kid in Chicago know their ABC's backwards before they enter pre-school."
Ms. Yelin's outreach includes after-school programs with the Chicago Mayor's office, homeless shelters and domestic violence centers; The Center for Companies That Care on their corporate literacy initiative, Terrific Tales, performing in schools and libraries on Chicago's South Side; Bernie's Book Bank, a not-for-profit organization that collects and distributes books to low income schools; and Creatively Caring and Sunrise Homes, storytelling for children with autism and special needs and older people with dementia.
After graduating in Theatre from Northwestern University, Ms. Yelin wrote and performed for MTV Networks and then for Saturday Night Live. She was also a voice-over talent. Today Yelin is the Chicago Ambassador for World Read Aloud Day presented by LitWorld.org, furthering global literacy.
Yelin has appeared on WGN TV News and in numerous magazines, newspapers, websites and blogs. Awarded "Best Storyteller" by Make It Better Magazine and Time Out Chicago Magazine, Yelin has a storytelling app with Storyola (tm) She is also writing her debut book on techniques of storytelling.
Date added: 01/08/2014 New Category: Unique Toys and Gifts
|We now have a Unique Toys and Gifts Section! There, you can find plenty of handpicked recommendations for you and your child to enjoy. When you don't have time to come in and ask one of our knowledgable staff yourself, you can trust this section of our site to help you find fun things you may not have known were available.
Try it for yourself! You may surprise yourself with what you find!
Date added: 09/23/2013 Car Seat Installations
Hey, it can be rough figuring out how to get your car seat secure. Let Galt Baby help. We have certified technicians at all three of our sites who will put your car seat and base in your vehicle. These techs can do it with any car seat in any car for $55, but if you bought the car seat from Galt Baby, the installation is free!
We also teach you how to securely strap your child into the seat so you know exactly how to keep your little ones safe on the road.
Date added: 06/11/2013 Bugaboo Service Center
We at Galt Baby are happy to inform you that we are the only Official Bugaboo Retail Service Center in the United States!
Bring your stroller in for a free estimate of labor and parts. We can also help you with replacements parts and warranty work. If you are in need of a stroller while you allow us to service yours, let our techs know and they can provide you with a loaner buggy.
For $65, we can give your stroller a tune-up: we will check the entire stroller top to bottom and make sure it's working properly. We will inspect the fabric, tighten bolts, replace screws, inspect the wheels and air pressure, along with greasing all moving parts. (We may ask you to leave the stroller for a few days.)
We can replace also flats for $20 for one wheel, or $45 for all wheels. We'll have you back up and running in no time. We will replace your inner tube, check your rim and make sure there is nothing there that can cause a flat and lube your axel in a matter of minutes.
Date added: 08/23/2012 Best Baby Gear - Best of Chicago 2012
Galt Toys + Galt Baby
900 N. Michigan Ave., 312-440-9550; 1915 N. Clybourn Ave., 773-327-9980; also in Skokie
We tried, we really did, to find a new best place to shop for the most trend-forward modern baby goods in Chicago. But Galt, the local family-owned toy specialty store, still wins. It’s often the first to carry strollers and infant gear that soon become must-have items: the folds-by-itself Origami stroller, the Silver Cross pram, the Naked Tub from Boon, and, today’s hot seller, the Mamaroo bouncy seat.
This article appears in the August 2012 issue of Chicago Magazine.